Q: I have enclosed a drawing of the name on the face of an antique mantle clock that belonged to my father 75 years ago. I was told the clock is a tambour style. It has an eight-day spring wound movement, Westminster chimes that strike on the half-hour and hour and Arabic numerals rather than Roman numerals. The frame is dark wood and sets on little round feet. It is in excellent condition. What can you tell me about my clock?
A: Your mantle clock was made by Ansonia Clock Company in Brooklyn, N.Y., around 1925. The case/frame is probably mahogany. Wood tambour mantel clocks were very popular in the early 1900s. The value of your clock would probably be $175 to $225.
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